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CDC Tells Even Vaccinated to Avoid Cruises; Shares Tumble

  • Cruise line group calls the agency’s decision ‘perplexing’
  • Carnival Corp. says it has made no changes to schedules
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WATCH: The CDC said to avoid to cruise travel, regardless of vaccination status. Bloomberg’s Alexander Ruoff reports.Source: Bloomberg
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Shares of cruise operators fell after U.S. health officials said travelers should avoid them even if they’re vaccinated.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention raised its travel alert on cruise ships Thursday to the highest-risk level, saying Covid-19 spreads easily between people aboard in close quarters. Even people who are fully vaccinated may be at risk of getting and spreading the virus, the agency said.